September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the American Heart Association is prepared to guide you and your family towards a healthier lifestyle! In an endeavor to end childhood obesity and help families live healthier lives, AHA has initiated the EmpowerMEnt Challenge throughout the month of September. The challenge includes weekly goals and simple tips that are fun, easy to follow and family budget friendly.
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food!
The National Farm to School Network advocated for the creation of National Farm to School Month and now organizes the annual celebration in partnership with dozens of partner organizations. National Farm to School Month was designated by Congress in 2010 to demonstrate the growing importance of farm to school programs as a means to improve child nutrition, support local economies and educate children about the origins of food.
9-5-2-1-0 for Health™ is a community-wide campaign to promote healthy lifestyles for children in Northern Virginia. Please use the ideas and tools provided on the Coalition's website to help your communities' kids live the 9-5-2-1-0 for Health™ message in simple ways, every day.
What You Can Do